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Van Isle 360 - 2011

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New website is up and running B). As previously posted, the dates are June 4 - 18, 2011. It's going to be a fun & exciting time watching the race preparations and anticipation unfold.

 

www.vanisle360.com

 

From Janine Bell

Dear Sailors

 

Get your boats and crews ready! The 2011 Van Isle 360 International Yacht Race is ramping up and is already attracting a long list of boats looking to register. The Notice of Race and Registration Forms should be available by month's end. If you haven't done so already, please contact me to ensure you receive entry information as soon as it is available. This year's event runs June 4 - 18. Stay tuned.....exciting news to follow soon.

 

Janine Bell

Van Isle 360 International Yacht Race

 

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Sounds like most things are the same, except that you now have a choice regarding which safety regulations you want to comply with - PIYA Cat 1 or ISAF Offshore Cat 2...

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I have the comparison sheet. If you PM me I will send them to you.

The Special regs are a bit more detailed in some areas but they are very close in most areas.

PIYA has changed some of the regs to come a bit more in line with the Special regs. The new set will be out in early January.

 

Skinny

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Thanks to all for this! Very useful overview. At a glance we look pretty close to ISAF Cat II compliant (old transpac boat) but we'll want to look at this carefully before we sign the form.

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Rumor has it that a bunch a J-109s are planning to sign up with the hope of getting their own division! If this happens the event will fill up early so get your registration in if this is something you are thinking about...

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Correct on the J-109's. Interrest has been expressed by at least 4 boats. A couple more would create their own playground.

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Maybe an overlay on the regular divisions...

 

 

Well a J 109 division would be great but in an event with so few boats..........it would be more a side show than a true one design division IMO!

 

Cinco de Mayo should have her application in over the next week.............can't wait boys.........is it June yet:)

 

CdM

 

so who else is stepping up???

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Night Runner will be in. Beware the old and treacherous.

+1 Fantastic to see you guys going back to defend your title of Div. 2 Champs. : )

 

Kudos to all involved in organzing and sponsoring this race.

 

179 more days

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Night Runner will be in. Beware the old and treacherous.

+1 Fantastic to see you guys going back to defend your title of Div. 2 Champs. : )

 

Kudos to all involved in organzing and sponsoring this race.

 

179 more days

 

 

Cinco's registrations was sent off today.........

 

So who are these 109's?????

 

177 days and counting.........

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Raven, a CM 1200 (Fancy Free's replacement) will be entering, just waiting for our PHRF NW certificate. Should have our application in mid January.

 

On the PIYA / ISAF issue, the biggest issue for us would be the masthead VHF antennae, no doubt a good idea from a communications perspective.

 

Ian

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Wondering how many boats have entered. Just did a quick tally and came up with the following list of suspects:

 

Icon

Flash

White Cloud

Raven

Kinetic

Kahuna

The bevy of nameless J-109s

Night Runner

Jaz

Cinco de Mayo

Kotuku

 

I hear there are lots more. Can anybody add to the list?

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Wondering how many boats have entered. Just did a quick tally and came up with the following list of suspects:

 

Icon

Flash

White Cloud

Raven

Kinetic

Kahuna

The bevy of nameless J-109s

Night Runner

Jaz

Cinco de Mayo

Kotuku

 

I hear there are lots more. Can anybody add to the list?

 

I am sure with the participation of Blast Performance Sailing (sorry if the name is wrong ) that there will be at least one Farr 40 in the race if not 2!

 

Also heard that there are up to 4 109's entering, with one being Astral Plane at least!

 

 

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Is the VI360 the one that everyone was worried wouldn't go on after last year?

 

What happened?

 

Uhhhh, it's happening and there is a huge sigh of relief in the PNW.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

but I don't know the full story

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Wondering how many boats have entered. Just did a quick tally and came up with the following list of suspects:

 

Icon

Flash

White Cloud

Raven

Kinetic

Kahuna

The bevy of nameless J-109s

Night Runner

Jaz

Cinco de Mayo

Kotuku

 

I hear there are lots more. Can anybody add to the list?

 

Rumors of Madrona. Which would be cool. (If they can "qualify". LOL)

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Hopefully enough multi-hulls enter so that they can have their own race - haven't heard if DragonFly is back in...

 

Blue Skyz will be keeping the blue side down.

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Who is Van Isle Marine Productions? Are they the sponor or just what the organizing group is calling themselves?

 

they would be the new management group

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Wondering how many boats have entered. Just did a quick tally and came up with the following list of suspects:

 

Icon

Flash

White Cloud

Raven

Kinetic

Kahuna

The bevy of nameless J-109s

Night Runner

Jaz

Cinco de Mayo

Kotuku

 

I hear there are lots more. Can anybody add to the list?

 

Red Heather

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Wondering how many boats have entered. Just did a quick tally and came up with the following list of suspects:

 

Icon

Flash

White Cloud

Raven

Kinetic

Kahuna

The bevy of nameless J-109s

Night Runner

Jaz

Cinco de Mayo

Kotuku

 

I hear there are lots more. Can anybody add to the list?

 

Red Heather

 

 

So am also now hearing of 2 BC 115's entering, as well that all 3 Farr 40's are stepping up.

 

J 109's rumoured are Astral Plane, Diva, and Mojo........

 

So anyone looking to partner up on shore support, pm me!

 

Cheers,

 

CdM

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Stand by for more information on the 360 including a fully stocked rigging trailer that will be travelling around the island for support.

 

Merlin, C&C115 has submitted her entry

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Stand by for more information on the 360 including a fully stocked rigging trailer that will be travelling around the island for support.

 

Merlin, C&C115 has submitted her entry

 

 

so has Raven, CM1200, went with PIYA 1

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Rumor has it that Tantivy and Grafix might be doing this event - given all the interest this time around it would seem that anyone thinking of doing this event had better get their entry in fast...

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It's fantastic to see some new blood, more energy and early excitement for the VI 360 this year. Record number in early registrations! B) Dealine is Feb 14

 

A fair number of crew already signed up on the website looking for rides. Some very competitive boats have used the crew list on the Van Isle 360 Website to augment their crew in past races.

 

 

As others have said - start booking rooms in places like French Creek, Telegraph Cover and Winter Harbour especially, as there are very limited accomodations there.

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I talked to one of the crew who sailed on Jaz last time and Jaz is not returning this time, but some of them will be on the Cal 40 California Girl from Portland (assuming they make it in!). I also heard that Tantivy is planing on going this time.

 

JM

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So the latest says that there are over 85 potential entries...........

 

With the deadline just 10 days away, things must be heading up at head quarters............so any new rumours of boats planning on making the trek?

 

CdM

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So the latest says that there are over 85 potential entries...........

 

With the deadline just 10 days away, things must be heading up at head quarters............so any new rumours of boats planning on making the trek?

 

CdM

 

I believe that they are limited to the low 40s for number of boats due to the moorage capabilities of some of the ports.

It will be tough if they have to reject some applications.

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Does anyone know how many actual applications they have received back in? They say they have sent out 85 entry forms, but this isn't particularly meaningful as it is returned entries with $$$ that really count...

 

It would also be interesting to find out the ratings spread and possible divisions -- rumor has it that it will be an exceptionally fast fleet this trip around the rock! Anyone got any "inside" information on this?

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No "inside" information, but I believe two "reasonably fast" boats sailed by some "reasonably successful" sailors from Seattle have been seriously thinking about doing the lap this time. They wouldn't hurt the high level of friendly, fair competition at all. Nope, not at all.

 

We shall see soon.

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I could believe 5 multihulls, but not 50 -- any idea about the number of qualified mono-hulls?

 

 

You do not think there is 50 qualified monohulls possibily signed up that want to do the race? It would not surprise me if it is over 75. The economy is better, the entry fee is down and rumors this could be the last one all lead me to believe numbers will be way up from last time. Last time only had one multihull now possibly 5.

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Whoops - my bad. I read 50 multi-hulls! I think it is entirely reasonable that 50 qualified monohulls have signed up - it is a great race (the best) and hopefully they will allow them all to squeeze in.

 

As far as it being the last one - the 2009 running was touch & go, but I think with the ownership changes associated with the event the tradition should continue!

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Whoops - my bad. I read 50 multi-hulls! I think it is entirely reasonable that 50 qualified monohulls have signed up - it is a great race (the best) and hopefully they will allow them all to squeeze in.

 

As far as it being the last one - the 2009 running was touch & go, but I think with the ownership changes associated with the event the tradition should continue!

 

 

When is the new ownership group coming out?

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I think the transition in ownership has already taken place and they are signing up sponsors -- still no word yet on the title sponsor. Doesn't sound like Save On Foods is stepping up to the plate this time (which would be too bad)...

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At the present time there are 35 paid entries. There has been conversations with 7 other owners that are have indicated they will be sending entries in to the race office.

In the mix of that 35 entries are 5 mutlihulls. I am not sure what type of multi's are entered. Having said that we have opted not to accept the entry from Dogzilla (they don't meet minimum interior volume rules and wouldn't put a head in the boat).

We expect to have a full compliment of boats on the start line this year. The last week of registration always sees a few last minute entries. The final number of accepted entries will be determined as soon as possible after February 14th. Dock space is always the limiting factor.

The new "owner" of the race is fully committed to putting on a good show this year. For those of you that know Janine and Wayne they are very much involved with running the show. Janine is doing all the "heavy lifting" to get things on track and rolling.

At present we don't have a title sponsor. We are talking with a number of companies and hope to have some news soon. Rest assured the race will proceed with or without a title sponsor. We have also committed to run the race in 2013 as well!!!!!!

 

I will try to keep you up to date when we get more news and will post updates closer to the close of registration.

 

Skinny

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Sounds great - hopefully there will be room to allow more than 40 boats participate. Frequent posts to the VI360 website and this forum would help make sure the word gets out...

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I could believe 5 multihulls, but not 50 -- any idea about the number of qualified mono-hulls?

 

 

You do not think there is are 50 qualified monohulls possibily signed up that want to do the race? It would not surprise me if it is over 75. The economy is better, the entry fee is down and rumors this could be the last one all lead me to believe numbers will be way up from last time. Last time only had one multihull now possibly 5.

 

I don't think the economy or any other factor to increase entries will help alleviate a fundamental constraint: DOCK SPACE at the stop overs e.g. Comox, French Creek, Telegraph Cove, Port Hardy, Ucluelet to name a few places with limited space.

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Understand that space is tight, but even at the smalled venue (say Telegraph Cove) you could easily get 10 more boats in with a little rafting and planning -- not necessarily ideal, but economics associated with allowing the additional boats participate would be immense.

 

A much more difficult question is where would the crew eat and sleep - my reservations for the entire trip were mostly completed by the end of December (hopefully they let me participate again), but by now I imagine things are a little more difficult...

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Understand that space is tight, but even at the smalled venue (say Telegraph Cove) you could easily get 10 more boats in with a little rafting and planning -- not necessarily ideal, but economics associated with allowing the additional boats participate would be immense.

 

A much more difficult question is where would the crew eat and sleep - my reservations for the entire trip were mostly completed by the end of December (hopefully they let me participate again), but by now I imagine things are a little more difficult...

 

Hmmm... a cruiser/racer event that needs accommodation and meals ashore? Interesting .

A certain Farr 30 slept all 7 of its crew at Hardwicke , some comfortably, (and some otherwise) :rolleyes: You'd think that a boat like,, what's its name.... lemme think.. Icon for example, would have bunks and a galley :P

 

What if entries over 50ft requesting dock space were limited to 2 (you'd make a lot more room for smaller boats to enter), and any others over 50ft had to use that seldom seen ground tackle !!! :lol:

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Yeah - Hardwicke was a little interesting. Rumor has it that some of the crew on the big blue sled bailed from the comfort of bunks to sleep on the floor of the shed in order to escape the snoring!

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Yeah - Hardwicke was a little interesting. Rumor has it that some of the crew on the big blue sled bailed from the comfort of bunks to sleep on the floor of the shed in order to escape the snoring!

 

And I heard from one my crewmates that slept in the shed that there was no escaping the snoring in there!

 

JM

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It's fantastic to see some new blood, more energy and early excitement for the VI 360 this year. Record number in early registrations! B) Dealine is Feb 14

 

A fair number of crew already signed up on the website looking for rides. Some very competitive boats have used the crew list on the Van Isle 360 Website to augment their crew in past races.

 

 

As others have said - start booking rooms in places like French Creek, Telegraph Cover and Winter Harbour especially, as there are very limited accomodations there.

 

Jonesy here, I've been asked to be "ground crew" for a boat---anyone have any experience in this? I have no experience...any helpful hints folks? Thanks!

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It's fantastic to see some new blood, more energy and early excitement for the VI 360 this year. Record number in early registrations! B) Dealine is Feb 14

 

A fair number of crew already signed up on the website looking for rides. Some very competitive boats have used the crew list on the Van Isle 360 Website to augment their crew in past races.

 

 

As others have said - start booking rooms in places like French Creek, Telegraph Cover and Winter Harbour especially, as there are very limited accomodations there.

 

Jonesy here, I've been asked to be "ground crew" for a boat---anyone have any experience in this? I have no experience...any helpful hints folks? Thanks!

Sent you a pm.

 

JM

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Jonesy - good on you for stepping up to the plate. Shore support for this race can be hard work. It takes a ton of organizing, is challenging and an amazing trip in itself. The ground crews provide support for each other with many aspects, especially when getting to the more remote stops like Winter Harbour. They have a great camaraderie among themselves.

 

At the end of the two week race, the crews vote for the best Shore Support with an award going to top voted.

 

I"ve done the race with varying degrees of shore support, from having none (went well) to having the best shore support possible. Feel free to email, if you want. : )

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VanIsle360

  1. Sold Out!! Van Isle 360 International Yacht Race is Sold Out once again. Dates June 4 - 18, 2011. More details soon.

So now the real fun starts.......and we get to find out who else is in:) but we now can say for sure...........

 

Cinco De Mayo is officially accepted into the 2011 Van Isle 360 race:)

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White Cloud must have slipped past the judges when they were in need of a tea break. What a lapse of judgment.

 

See you all on the starting line!

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White Cloud must have slipped past the judges when they were in need of a tea break. What a lapse of judgment.

 

See you all on the starting line!

 

The fleet needed you to find the rocks!

 

See y'all June 4 from Anam Cara.

 

JM

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Understand that space is tight, but even at the smalled venue (say Telegraph Cove) you could easily get 10 more boats in with a little rafting and planning -- not necessarily ideal, but economics associated with allowing the additional boats participate would be immense.

 

A much more difficult question is where would the crew eat and sleep - my reservations for the entire trip were mostly completed by the end of December (hopefully they let me participate again), but by now I imagine things are a little more difficult...

 

Hmmm... a cruiser/racer event that needs accommodation and meals ashore? Interesting .

A certain Farr 30 slept all 7 of its crew at Hardwicke , some comfortably, (and some otherwise) :rolleyes: You'd think that a boat like,, what's its name.... lemme think.. Icon for example, would have bunks and a galley :P

 

What if entries over 50ft requesting dock space were limited to 2 (you'd make a lot more room for smaller boats to enter), and any others over 50ft had to use that seldom seen ground tackle !!! :lol:

 

A Farr 30 in a "cruiser/racer" event? Where does it say it is a "cruiser/racer" event anyway? The website says "Van Isle 360 International Yacht Race"...

 

How about dock space is awarded on a first come, first served basis at each stop! :lol:

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They have received more than 40 entries and are now checking moorage space and other logistics to figure out exactly how many more they can accept. In the mean time, it appears that earlier registrants that have been accepted have been notified.

 

Rubato is in, back for the second time and looking forward to it!

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Looks like a really good fleet this year. The Cal 40 California Girl from Portland looks like it could be a dark horse in this one with that rating and its track record offshore !!

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Fantastic list of boats competing! ! B)

 

Agree looks like the competition is going to be red hot!

 

 

So any guess on div splits? I'd assume the multi's will be on there own regardless of rating.............and that there will be 3 mono groups........

 

My guess is

Division 1 -69 - 33 ( 10 boats )

Division 2 42- 72 ( 14 boats )

Division 3 75 - 135 ( 14 boats )

 

CdM

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I'm going around for the second time on Dominatrix (X-119). It is great to see so many boats in the 68-75 rating. It will be very interesting to see where the division splits are made. It could be a tough go if we end up chasing J-109's around the island.

 

JL

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